Richard Gomez catches Ormoc runner before collapsing

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Richard Gomez was at the right place and right time.

The actor, athlete, and Ormoc mayor eagerly waited by the finish line of the Modern Pentathlon event for the Southeast Asian Games as he played stage dad to homegrown athletes who went for the gold.

The politiko was apparently in the perfect spot as one runner, Michael Comaling, was on the brink of collapsing from the grueling round. The photographer captured the scene perfectly as he crashed right into Gomez’s arms.

“On race day, just when he was approaching the finish line I knew Michael was about to collapse and I caught him right on time. I am so proud of these homegrown Ormocanon athletes. They are warriors,” Gomez said.